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Am preparing the final return for the estate. There is no income to report.

There were probate-ONLY-related expenses (attorney, court filings, announcements in newspapers).

I am defeated in knowing--given there is no income to report--whether the probate-related expenses:

  • get reported on the 1041 as deductible losses
  • travel to the K-1s as deductible losses to the beneficiaries

Before posting, I found the following two resources, which heightened my awareness that maybe the probate-ONLY-related fees are deductible and apportionable.

Maybe I've just been been dealing with the estate uglies for too long and am missing the obvious.

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